The Reliance Industries (RIL’s) Annual general meeting (AGM) has been the platform for big announcements every year. Now the speculations are rife that Mukesh Ambani might announce the commercial launch of Jio GigaFiber service in the 2019 AGM to be held on August 12. If that happens, then Jio GigaFiber services with full tariff rates and validity would come into existence. The Jio GigaFiber services would likely include broadband, entertainment, and smart home solutions. To recall, Reliance launched the Jio Phone in AGM 2017. Then the company has launched Jio Phone 2 and GigaFiber preview offer in annual AGM 2018. Dubbed as the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services, it is currently in the beta testing phase.
Users who are looking to avail the offer need to pay a security of Rs 4500 or Rs 2500 depending on the data speed limits. As per the plans, currently, Rs 2,500 plan offers a single band router and data speeds up to 25Mbps. On similar lines, Rs 4,500 plan offers 100GB of monthly data with ultra-high data speeds of 100Mbps, valid for 90 days. The plan comes with dual-band router with supports for both 2.5GHz and 5GHz bandwidth. Reliance also offers additional data value packs of 40GB, which you can top up after the exhaustion of the data limit.
A sneak peek into Jio GigaFiber preview offer
Reliance announced the Jio GigaFiber preview offer in the annual AGM 2018. The company planned to roll out the services in 1100 cities across the country. The registration for the services was opened in August 2018. The company plans to launch the services incrementally based on “First come First serve basis.” The cities that receive the maximum number of registrations will get top priority for the rollout of the services. The broadband services may come coupled with a landline connection and TV service.
Expected Jio GigaFiber plans:
Further, there are expectations that Reliance might roll out Jio GigaFiber service with two plans: Rs 600 and Rs 1,000 plans. The pocket-friendly Rs 600 plan would likely offer data speeds of up to 50Mbps, DTH TV service and a broadband connection. The higher Rs 1,000 plan might offer data speeds of up to 1000Mbps, and also the users can connect up to 40 devices to the network that also includes the smart devices.
Till now, there is no official statement from the company regarding the commercial launch of Gio Jigafiber services. It remains to be seen what line-up of products does Jio has in store for the upcoming AGM.